daily cialis (vs. daily viagra or levitra)

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   Posted 1/16/2009 3:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, just curious if anyone here has tried "daily cialis" (i think the FDA has approved it for 2.5 mg or 5 mg doses), and, if so, does it work better for you than daily viagra or levitra.

Also, any luck with your insurance companies covering daily cialis use?

I currently take daily viagra (100 mg), from alldaychemist.

Prostate cancer diagnosed: May 15, 2006 (age 40)
Gleason score: pre-surgery 3+3=6; post-surgery 3+4=7
daVinci radical prostatectomy: July 25, 2006
size of tumor: approx 1.1 inches; negative margins from surgery

- number of pads/day at 3 months after surgery: 3 to 5
- number of pads/day at 4 months after surgery: 1 to 2
- number of pads/day at 6-18 months after surgery: 0 to 1

- 1st post-surgery PSA: 0 (Nov 2006); 2nd post-surgery PSA: 0 (Feb 2007); - 3rd post-surgery PSA: 0 (May 2007);
4th post-surgery PSA: 0 (June 2007); 5th post-surgery PSA: 0 (Dec 2007); 6th post-surgery PSA: 0 (June 2008)

The search for timber: took Viagra/Cialis approx. every other day, ErecAid once a day, injections. Peyronie's diagnosed 7/5/07. Now on daily Cialis, L-arginine and pentoxyfylline. Peyronies has stabilized and significantly reversed.

- PGE1 batting average: .364 (4 for 11)
- Bimix #3 batting average: .722 (13 for 18) Bimix #1 batting average (33 for 35) = .943
- Trimix batting average: .500 (1 for 2) Grand total 52 for 66 = .788

"Lost in the valley without my horses, no one can tell me what my remorse is..."

Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4840
   Posted 1/16/2009 5:53 AM (GMT -6)   
You'll need to contact YOUR insurance comany to see what they cover.
Mine saves me a whopping $15 on my viagra script so I pay 60 instead of $75.
Some people get different/better results...You'll just to try it to see if it's better for you.
Age 53   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Gleason - 6
(biopsy done March 4, 2008-> 2 of 12)
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01

Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.

Las Colinas and Plano Offices


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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 125
   Posted 1/16/2009 7:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I believe that Cialis normally comes in 10mg or 20mg dosages. Since the daily dosage is 2.5mg - 5mg, why can't you just split the larger dosages into the daily dosages? Also, what would be the problem with taking the daily dosages 3 - 4 days per week?
53 years old
T1c 3+3=6
DaVinci July 16, 2007
largest cancer .2mm
Bladder Sling installed during prostate removal
nerve sparing with both nerve bundles intact
all cancer contained within prostate nothing near margins
11 weeks post-op - no more pads
5 PSA's all < .1 - Undetectable

Paul in Pa
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 23
   Posted 1/16/2009 7:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm c urrently using the daily cialis. I try to do 5 mg but its so hard to split those pills in quarters that i've given up and do thirds--so about 7 mg/day. At almost 6 months out i can get meaningful erections with this dose plus a constriction ring. Originally I'd augment that dose with 50 mg viagra if i thought sex was on the horizon and my success rate would increase; now i use injections with a much higher success rate. I can tell things are getting better cause i now get spontaneous "quickening" --not quite wood but definite increases in blood flow down there--a couple times a day; sort of like the old days.

53 years old
DX 4/08
Radical Prostatectomy 7/29/08
PSA 14 at diagnosis
Gleasons 3+4
Path good--all in gland, nodes negative, margins clear
Nerves spared
First two PSA's undectable
Totally off pads 10/08
ED: using daily cialis 5 mg; started injections in Dec; usable erections with cialis/penile ring/lots of stimulation; much better results with injections but some tolerable pain

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